“I had the opportunity to participate in one of Dr. Dana Ackley’s EQ Coaching Workshops at a meeting of the Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM). I have been an executive coach for many years and I learned various relevant concepts to augment my thinking about working with executive leaders. I also appreciated the various coaching tools that he shared with us which complemented my repertoire to use with clients. 

Dana is an interesting and informative presenter who engages the participants in their experiences and skillfully links this with his expertise in EQ. A very nice blend of expert and audience alignment. 

Furthermore, the integrated framework that he shared with us to create sustainable behavior change – workshop, assessment, and coaching – is consistent with the current psychological research.

I am certain that you will enjoy and learn from Dr. Ackley’s experiences and presentation.”

Rick Day, MBA, PhD, PsyD, ABPP
Consulting and Clinical Psychologist  


“Dr. Ackley’s workshop was extremely beneficial for me.  One of the big pluses is that he shares his client experience with participants and we benefit from his wisdom.  I keep his class manual on my desk and refer to it often. One of the most useful items in the workbook is a sequence of interview questions.  I used these to help me interview a corporate team and write a critical incident report.  It gave me immediate focus and structure and I was able to be more efficient and impactful as a result.  I value what I learned with Dr. Ackley and know that you will, too!”

Roberta Moore, EdS, CPA
Author of Emotion at Work: Unleashing the Secret Power of Emotional Intelligence


“I’m happy to provide comments regarding your EQ Coaching Workshop. As a psychologist transitioning to corporate work from clinical, you truly did help prepare me to launch – both because I learned things I didn’t know about EQ, and because I learned that I did, in fact, already have some applicable skills and knowledge. I came away with lots of tools and information, a process, and increased confidence to go forth! And, there is no substitute for being able to have a conversation, a Q&A, with an expert. So helpful!”

Martha Anne Rich, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Executive Coach